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I just cast off the sometimes convenient and sometimes terribly frustrating shackles of Windows, and am brand new to Linux. My buddy installed Debian (Kernel 2.4.27-1-386) on my computer, and I run all my jazz from XWindows. I tried to plug in my trackball mouse (Logitech TrackMan Wheel) to the PS/2 port where my old mouse was. The pointer works fine, as do buttons 1, 2, and 3 (3 being scroll wheel depression). I looked around the forums and found lots of information that seemed to scream:
Which I did (that's copied straight from my XF86Config file). And yet, "buttons" 4 and 5 do bubkis. As far as I can tell, absolutely zilch. I can't find a thread that doesn't frustratingly end with "I added that ZAxisMapping thing and voila, like a charm!" So, is there anywhere to go from here if it still doesn't work?
phew, my first post!
Thanks in advance,
PS - the forum folks mention to attach the lspci printout (unsure what that is), but since the mouse *works*, it just doesn't work properly, I figure it probably isn't worth much good. But what do I know? In case it helps:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Bridge (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) UltraATA-100 IDE Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
0000:01:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0000:01:02.0 Communication controller: Intel Corp. 536EP Data Fax Modem
0000:01:03.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
0000:01:03.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
0000:01:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 46)
I will ask a question of you first. How many buttons does your Trackman have? If it has 5, then you may need to specify 7. But it could be a case-specific problem. Sometimes its IMPS/2 sometimes ImPS/2, etc. And, yes, restart X before you try the changes.
First off, yes, I have been restarting X-Windows each time (actually, restarting the whole system each time; I didn't know about the ctrl-alt-backspace trick 'til just now), and have gone through the four options you suggested:
Optioning out the number of buttons, "IMPS/2"
Optioning out the number of buttons, "ImPS/2"
Still nothing. And I believe the mouse is indeed 5 button: left, right, scroll wheel depression, swheel up, and swheel down. Any other suggestions?
Is it possible the hardware just doesn't jive with the system? It's a Logitech TrackMan Wheel, with an optical sensor, and it connects to the computer via an included USB to PS/2 adapter. I know I could screw the PS/2 route and try to hook it up as USB, but I use my USB port with some frequency and would rather not plug it up with a mousey.